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November 29, 2017


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Holiday Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk!
Saturday December 9
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Main Street (check-in at Alexa's Cafe), 10115 Main Street, Bothell
Wear your favorite crazy holiday sweater & bling, grab your friends & head to downtown Bothell for the Holiday Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk! 
Enjoy sampling 40+ delicious wines, beers & spirits while strolling, socializing and exploring different shops on Main Street.
$25 in advance
$30 day of event, while supplies last
Tickets include 10 tastings & free  appetizers!
Bring your holiday spirit and come support the downtown businesses at this fun event!  Information & Tickets 
Thank you to our Event Sponsor and Community Partner for making this event possible:
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City Of Bothell News & Events

City of Bothell Announces Victoria Brazitis As New Assistant City Manager
Victoria "Torie" Brazitis will begin as the City of Bothell's new Assistant City Manager on December 28, 2017. Described as a "star," Brazitis has more than 11 years of experience in municipal management and public affairs.  "Torie brings strong experience coupled with a deep work ethic and a passion for public service.  Her energy and enthusiasm are infectious. I think she is the perfect fit right now for Bothell and will be a driving force behind our continued mission toward excellence," said Jennifer Phillips, City Manager.
Artists Wanted! Have Your Art Displayed In The City Hall Gallery
The City of Bothell is seeking artists and/or artist groups looking to exhibit their art at the City of Bothell gallery next year. The City Hall gallery is an open space in the main lobby and hallway leading to City Council Chambers.  The deadline to apply is Friday December 8. Artists and/or artist groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply. Eligible art may be two- or three-dimensional as well as media art in a digital video format. Information
City Of Kenmore News & Events
Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Saturday December 2
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Join the fun at the annual Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market at Kenmore City Hall, Town Square and Kenmore Camera! Lots of activities planned including free children's activities at City Hall and they will welcome Santa to Kenmore for photos with an exciting countdown and tree lighting at 5:30pm. The Holiday Market at the Town Square will feature local artists selling their fine handmade arts and crafts. 
Details & Information

Donate To Kenmore's Holiday Food & Toy Drive
Now thru December 8

The City of Kenmore is partnering with Cedar Park Northshore Church Food Bank this holiday season. Now through Friday December 8, you can donate any nonperishable food items at Kenmore City Hall during business hours. All donations will go directly to those in need in the Kenmore community. In the past year, Cedar Park Northshore Church Food Drive has provided over 500 grocery servings to Kenmore families.  Information
Bothell Tree Lighting Festival Downtown!
Sunday December 3
4:30 - 7:00 PM
Main Street, Bothell

Celebrate the  Tree Lighting Festival on Bothell's Main Street on Sunday December 3. 

Come see Santa arrive in a fire truck and light "Lucky" the tree at 5:00 PM. Aptly named by the community after it survived the big Bothell Fire!

During the festival, many stores and businesses will have free children's activities, yummy bites and drinks, and/or giveaways! Festival Map

Main Street between 101st and 102nd will be closed...and walkable, we're told. Come support the small businesses on Main Street! Check out the website to learn more about this great event!
Holiday Events At Country Village Shops
Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell

Check out these fun upcoming holiday events at the Country Village Shops in Bothell:

Live Reindeer  11/11 - 12/25
Snowflake Creation Stations  11/11 - 12/23
Santa's Workshop  11/24 - 12/24
Santa Arrival & Tree Lighting  12/02
Cookies With Mrs. Claus  12/09 - 12/10
Santa Arrrgh-rival A Pirate Xmas  12/09
Fun With Frosty  12/16 & 12/17
and many more!
Great Business Resources From WA State's "Washington Business Hub"

The Washington Business Hub is considered your one-stop resource for starting, operating and growing a business in Washington State. 
You will find helpful resources for Starting a Business, State Licensing and Filing Requirements, Business Training, Operating Plans, Marketing, Personnel and Payroll, Trademark and Patents, and Financing Options.
They also offer a great list of contact information for relevant state agencies such as Employment Security, Labor & Industries, Small Business Administration, and Minority & Women's Business Enterprises.
The Washington Business Hub is a program of the State of Washington.
Community Class At Bastyr University
Saturday December 9
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Bastyr Kenmore Campus, Herb Lab, Room #75, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore 

Herbal Infused Oils, Salves, & Creams

Learn to create your own face and beauty care products, as well as some home remedies for common aches and pains such as bruises and rashes!

In this class, you will create:
* Infused oils with fresh and dry plant material, and cold and hot infusion methods
* Herb-infused medicinal cream
* Salves - oil hardened with beeswax

You'll also learn about different emulsifiers, oils and herbs you can use to customize your own product. Hands on class - take home the creations you've made!  Information
Speaker Series - Breakfast Event by the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
Tuesday December 12
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center, 2000 Tower Street, Everett
Topic: Four Pillars of Intellectual Property
J.D. Houvener of Bold IP, LLC, will inspire attendees to protect, enforce and monetize their valuable creations! This interactive series will provide interesting examples and solicit real-life situations from the audience to highlight serious and exciting IP issues. J.D. will also showcase the top 10 areas of Intellectual Property (in addition to over viewing Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets) that are pertinent to your business.  Information
Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunties & Events At Northshore Senior Center

The Northshore Senior Center provides critical service to thousands of individuals annually.  They rely upon the support of generous community partners like you to help make their work possible.  In addition to general contributions, they have a number of opportunities to promote your local business by sponsoring an event or activity at the Northshore Senior Center. For questions and/or to set up a sponsorship or partnership for 2018, please contact Brooke Knight, CEO.

Northshore Wranglers present "The Music Project" with Bernadette Bascom  12/1/2017 from 7:00-9:30pm 
The Music Project ties the study of music with a singing performance to create a unique program that empowers students and kindles a spark for self-esteem, pride and creativity.  Free admission.
Northshore Wranglers drama students present "Another Good Year"  12/8/2017 from 7:00-8:00pm
Free entry with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Hopelink, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Northshore. 

12 Days of Caring Pancake Breakfast 12/16/2017 9:00am-12:00pm
Featuring a local Seattle Seahawks Alumni!  Wear your Seahawks gear, bring something to get signed and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast for the whole family while you're at it! Open to the public. 
Information or 425.487.2441
Host A Holiday Giving Tree For Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Join  Homeward Pet Adoption Center this holiday season by hosting a Holiday Giving Tree at your place of business - an easy way to help feed hundreds of hungry pets and help keep needy families' pets in their homes.

Homeward Pet will provide you with hang-able tree ornaments with suggested items that help in the care of the dogs and cats in the shelter. You can display the tags as ornaments on your giving tree in a common space, or do something new and creative with them that inspires the holiday spirit.   If you are interested in learning more or organizing a Holiday Giving Tree, please contact: Lindsay Roe, Event Manager at: or 425-488-4444 ext. 4015

6th Annual Pet Food Drive
Date: November 24 - December 31
Want to help provide food for your community's animals-and help them break their record of four tons of kibble distributed to partner food banks? Join their Pet Food Drive at one of their twenty-one business partners by donating pet food and supplies. Full list of participating locations available here.
Evergreen Lights At Evergreen Church
Now through January 1
Nightly 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Evergreen Church, 3429 240th Street SE, Bothell

Grab the whole family & go see this fantastic display of lights at the annual Evergreen Christmas Lights Show by Evergreen Church in Bothell. 

Watch this video showing over 200,000 lights choreographed to music and video. They also offer free cookies, hot cocoa, a light tunnel, walking path, train display, & more! Fun for the whole family and the lights and music can even be enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicle! This is a free event open to the community.

This year they also offer Dinner With Santa! So be sure to look into this great new activity as well!

Enjoy Live Music at The Cottage
The Cottage, 10029 NE 183rd. St., Bothell
Whether it's date night or simply some quiet time for yourself, go relax by the fire and enjoy delicious wines, craft cocktails and food while savoring the wonderful sounds of live musicians at The Cottage.
P.S. They're an official host at the Holiday Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk on Dec. 9!

Enjoy 3 Great Holiday Shows At Northshore Performing Arts Center

Amazing holiday shows are only weeks away!
Emerald Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
December 2-3 and 9-10 at 2:00 PM

Cherry Poppin' Daddies World War II Christmas Canteen
December 16 at 7:30 PM

Geoffrey Castle's Celtic Christmas
December 23 at 7:30 PM

Three great shows - there's something for everyone!  Whether you're looking forward to the intimate Nutcracker featuring a live symphony orchestra, holiday swing songs of the 1940s, or the high-energy of an electric fiddle, you'll want to take a look at all of  NPAC's great holiday offerings. Tickets will go fast - buy them here while the best seats are still available!
Mary's Place Launches "No Child Sleeps Outside" Crowdfunding Campaign
Thru December 31

Did you know that it costs just $14 to bring a child inside to warmth and safety for a night at Mary's Place? 

Tonight, 1,900 families, mostly single mothers and children, are sleeping outside in cars, tents, and doorways. The weather has turned cold, wet, and dark. These families have no safe place to sleep this winter. Thanks to the Northshore Community and the success of last year's campaign, 80 moms, dads and kids are safe and warm at night in our new shelter - but we need to do more!
The 2017 campaign has started and runs through December 31 with a goal to raise $1.5 million and enable Mary's Place to bring 800 additional kids and families inside and more than 300 families into permanent housing. Anyone can help ensure that No Child Sleeps Outside this winter just by going to from any mobile device or computer to make a donation. You can help! Start a team page and encourage your employees to help them meet the goal of $1.5 million by the end of the year!

Business Professionals Needed For Bothell High School DECA Competition
Friday January 5
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meydenbauer Conference Center, 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue

The DECA Area III competition will be held on Friday January 5 at the Meydenbauer Conference Center in Bellevue.  This will involve about 1300 marketing and finance students from all NSSD high schools and others ... and they need your help! 

They are looking for business professionals with backgrounds in marketing, sales or finance to fill the role of judges in a variety of events.  The time commitment is from 7am to noon that day. If you have ever had the chance to participate, you already know how inspiring it is to see our students thinking on their feet, solving business cases and presenting their proposals.  Please let Doug Hakala, BHS Marketing Instructor, know if you have any questions or would like to participate or 425.408.7074.  The participating students will appreciate your efforts on their behalf as they simply can't hold this event without community volunteers like you!
To learn more about BHS DECA, please visit  (Bothell High Website > Activities > DECA)